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18 06, 2018

Hamzat Registrations Now Due

JUNE 18, 2018 – Hazmat carriers that require placarding or who transport certain categories of materials or waste must submit their annual Hazmat Registration for the 2018-2019 year. This registration must be completed prior to July 1, 2018. In effect since 1992, this annual fee is filed with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety [...]

12 06, 2018

FMCSA Clarifies Ag Hauler HOS Exemption

JUNE 12, 2018 – The FMCSA has clarified a few key points of the hours of service exemption for agricultural haulers. Published in the Federal Register last week, this exemption relates specifically to the 150 air mile radius exemption, and how it can be used by ag haulers. As defined by the federal government, this [...]

6 06, 2018

FMCSA Updates Personal Conveyance Guidance

JUNE 6, 2018 – Prompted by the many questions and concerns that have arisen since the ELD mandate, the FMCSA has issued official guidance on personal conveyance for the first time in two decades. Due out in the Federal Register this week, this guidance clarifies how personal conveyance can be used – including a few [...]

5 06, 2018

Get an ELD Violation? Here’s How it Will Impact Your CSA Score

June 5, 2018 – Although enforcement officials went easy on drivers for the first few months after the ELD mandate went into effect, that all changed on April 1. Now, drivers will be fined and handed out-of-service orders for violations. They’ll also see the violations hit their CSA scores, with the FMCSA assigning violation [...]

29 05, 2018

Congress Shows Support for ELD and Hours of Service Regulation Changes

MAY 29, 2018 - Last week saw a few major initiatives in Congress in regards to the current hours of service and electronic logging device regulations. The first, were a series of bills that were filed in the U.S. House of Representatives. One, known as the "Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act," would [...]

23 05, 2018

Drug use Remains at Highest Rate in a Decade

MAY 23, 2018 – Drug use among American workers remains at a 10-year high, according to new data from Quest Diagnostics. The national drug testing lab recently released the results of their annual Drug Testing Index, which analyzes the employee test results they process each year. This year’s data was based on 10 million tests [...]

22 05, 2018

DOT Physicals: What Happens When You Fail?

MAY 22, 2018 – As we’ve discussed earlier in our series on DOT physicals, all drivers must undergo a physical exam at least once every 24 months in order to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Oftentimes drivers pass these exams without any problems – but that’s not always the case. In some cases, the disqualification [...]

16 05, 2018

Operation Safe Driver Week is Coming Soon

MAY 16, 2018 – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the dates for this year’s Safe Driver Week. The annual event will take place July 15-21 – only about a month after Roadcheck. But unlike Roadcheck, which targets commercial motor carriers for driver and vehicle violations, Safe Driver Week aims at improving [...]

15 05, 2018

FMCSA Enforcement on the Rise: Fines Projected to Spike 200% in 2018

MAY 15, 2018 – A recent review of the FMCSA’s Summary of Closed Enforcement Cases shows an unsettling trend: FMCSA fines for fiscal year 2018 were already approaching $30 million by the end of April. If enforcement continues at its current pace, motor carriers could be looking at a record year for enforcement activity. In [...]

9 05, 2018

Are You Ready for Roadcheck?

MAY 9, 2018 -  In just under a month, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual roadcheck event in the United States, Canada and Mexico. During this 72-hour timeframe, enforcement officials will conduct on-the-spot vehicle inspections to ensure motor carriers are driving safely and compliantly. As we previously reported, the focus of [...]